The Harvest Moon is Coming — Here’s What It Means for the Fall Equinox

The Harvest Moon is coming in a matter of days. Here's what it has to do with the fall equinox.

We are less than a week away from the autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, which sadly means that summer is almost gone. But along with trading your tank top for cozy sweaters, the equinox also means that the Harvest Moon will soon shine brightly in the night sky. Here is everything you need to know in order to make the most of both the fortuitous full moon and the subsequent most-even day of the year.

What’s the Harvest Moon?

bright lighthistorically was a massive boost for farmersNeil Young album of the same name

When is the Harvest Moon?

peak illumination at 7:54 pm EST. However, the moon may also appear full or close to full for the nights before and after, meaning you could get ample opportunity to see a bigass moon hitting your eye like a big pizza pie. And that’s amore, if you ask me.

What does the Harvest Moon have to do with the equinox?